Bridge – An Olympic Sport?

Have you ever wondered if bridge could become an Olympic sport?  Maybe you think I’m going a little made even to ask, but I’m not. Clearly bridge doesn’t take years of intensive physical training like most physical Olympic sports and most bridge players don’t have to spend hours in the gym or eat a special diet, ...

Bridge Cruises

Bridge holidays are popular and it seems that everyone wants to go on a cruise.  Why not combine the two?  Enjoy a  your favourite game whilst cruising in luxury and making new friends.  Sounds perfect. Most cruises offer bridge as one of the many activities available for guests.  Some offer a dedicated programme of bridge ...

New Defence Hands At No Fear Bridge

In recent weeks a lot has been happening over at No Fear Bridge. Defence is one of the most important skills to learn.  As a defender you want to try to prevent the declarer from making their contract.  Learning the best strategies and how to give signals to your partner is crucial if you want ...

Novice players weekend in Winchester. May 13 – 15th 2011 2

Join Harold Schogger at the Pederson Hotel in the heart of the historic town of Winchester for a weekend of bridge aimed at novice players. The weekend starts on Friday at 6pm with a sherry reception, followed by dinner and a supervised bridge play session. Saturday’s tuition starts at 11am with a Q&A session.  After ...

Bridge Holidays for Beginners – 2011 1

I’ve spent a happy hour trawling the internet and produced a list of residential bridge courses for beginners. HF Holidays have four 3 – 5 night holidays in their 2011 programme, in Bourton-on-the-Water, Malhamdale, Freshwater Bay and Abingworth. Urchfont Manor Have are running a course from Jan 21 – 23.  This course is for people ...

Responding to a bid of 1NT

If your partner has opened with a bid of 1NT you know they hold 12-14 points (in acol bridge) or 15 – 17 points (in American Standard bridge) and have a balanced hand. How you respond, depends on the number of points in your own hand and the type of hand you hold. There are ...